Ljungberg again commits to Seattle Sounders
"I'm so happy here in Seattle and that's why I want to stay for the years that I'm here," he said. "Of course it's nice that the big clubs want me to go back (to Europe) again but it feels nice here in America.
"The club is great, the players are great, the fans are great, it's all good."
Ljungberg has been a popular addition to American soccer and was one of the leading vote-winners in polling for next week's MLS All-Star Game against Everton in Salt Lake City, yet he knows Seattle face a stiff test of their credentials this weekend against a Chelsea team eager to impress new manager Carlo Ancelotti.
"It's great, especially for the younger players who have never played a big club before," Ljungberg said.
"That's the greatest lesson they could ever have and then for the fans and everyone it will be great to come and see Chelsea. That's why they're here, why I'm here, we want soccer to grow in America and get the interest up.
"It's going to be a nice day I think."